Bootsy Collins

Born 26 October 1951.
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Bootsy Collins - Interview with Craig Charles

Craig Charles spins the funk and interviews Bootsy Collins, talking about the early days.

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William Earl "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States) is an American musician, and singer-songwriter.

Rising to prominence with James Brown in the early 1970s, and later with Parliament-Funkadelic, Collins's driving bass guitar and humorous vocals established him as one of the leading names in funk. Collins is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

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  1. Review of Tha Funk Capital of the World

    Tha Funk Capital of the World 2011

    Reviewed by Daniel Ross
    Bootsy sets about waking up a new generation to funk’s heritage.
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